We are nearing the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session. One of the things I am most proud of is our ability to work in a bi-partisan fashion at your State Capitol. I assure you the disagreement you see in the news is only 10% of what we do here. We've made progress in our fight to keep education at the forefront of the spending discussion. Ensuring services are available to children at the time they are needed is an effective way to reduce cost on the entire system over the long term. Minimizing the negative effects of bureaucracy while still providing departments with the tools and resources they need to be effective is one of our most important jobs as legislators. Our common goal is to provide Coloradoans and their businesses with a safe, clean, and welcoming state, regardless of party.
I appreciate your continued support and welcome you to visit the State Capitol to learn about our State's history or to even testify on a bill! If you are interested in bringing a group larger than ten, I highly recommend making a reservation through the legislatures website HERE. If you need assistance feel free to reach out to my office at 303-866-4855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caucus is today, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
You must be affiliated as a Democrat or Republican by January 8, 2018 in order to participate. Voters will need to vote at their designated precinct, particular to where they live and the party they're affiliated with. Please click the link below that applies to you. If you are unaffiliated, the date to select a party to caucus with has passed. Unaffiliated voters will still be able to participate in local and general elections.
Dems Find Your Caucus Pct Here | Reps Find Your Caucus Pct, Here
Prime Legislation Update
The following is a list of my early bill introductions.
SB18-025 Urban Drainage Flood Control District Elections Concerning modernization of election procedures for the urban drainage and flood control district to conform with the current requirements of state law. The bill has passed through both chambers, and now awaits the Governors signature.
SB18-189 Alcohol Beverage Service Special Events Concerning the ability of certain organizations conducting a special event to sell alcohol beverages for fundraising purposes under specified circumstances. This bill will be heard in Senate Business, Labor, Technology committee soon.
What's going on in the Community
Parks department to hold summer job fair
Do you want to work in the Brighton parks and recreation department? You can go to the annual Summer Job Fair to look for a job from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555. N. 11th Ave. Workers can be as young as 15 years old for certain jobs. Some volunteer workers can be 14. If you turn in an application at the job fair, you can get a free one-visit pass to the Brighton Recreation Center.
Students can attend a youth summer internship and city employment event to learn how to get a job at the job fair. It's planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.
Pub crawl to raise money for St. Jude's
Join the St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl to local watering holes in Brighton from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, to raise money for kids.
It's $10 to get a punch card for drinks at Big Choice Brewing, Main Bar & Karaoke, Jerry's Bar and Grill, Copper Rail Bar & Grill, Floodstage Ale Works, Something Brewery, La Estrellita and Jordinelli's. All money goes to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Denver. Sign up at participating bars.
The warmest temperature recorded during the month of March on the Front Range was in 1971.
The lowest temperature recorded in Brighton during the month of March, was 25 degrees in 1973.
March is typically the snowiest month of the year on the Front Range. Some of the biggest snow storms have occurred during the month of March with the last one in 2003 which resulted in the most snow ever for the month resulting in 35.2" in Denver.
9.1 m.p.h. The average wind speed during the month of March. For reference, on January 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour, while on August 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
4.5" Diameter While hail is an extremely rare occurrence in Colorado during the month of March, the largest hailstones that have fallen in Colorado are about 4.5 inches in diameter. That's almost twice the size of a baseball!
The Tools You Need To Own Your Health!
9Health offers the same great health fairs they always have, plus so much more! They have announced their 9Health eTools . These tools are designed to help you take the next step to your best health by giving you a mobile health coach to help you reach your goals. Just like their biometric screenings offered at health fairs, these tools are convenient and affordable with the help of community and volunteers.
On top of that, 9Health is doing even more to help provide you with the reliable and trusted health information you're looking for, starting with our weekly Facebook Live show Health Happens. Each week, they're interviewing the top experts on a variety of health topics affecting our everyday lives. Plus, you can find numerous articles on a wide variety of health topics on their blog.
From health fairs to eTools to health education, 9Health is here to support you every step of the way!
Attend A Health Fair Near You!
Platte Valley Medical Center
Time: 7:00AM - 12:00PM
1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton, CO, 80601
Over 30 types of screenings and services will be offered!
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